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program to display sensors from adc-16

Postby george.shaw » Thu Dec 24, 2009 6:57 pm

I am looking to use a ADC-16 (cause I have it!) to take sensors from various engine functions on a boat and want to display in real time on a computer screen but to have them look like either analogue or digital displays. Is there a software that will allow me to do this without programming or very basic programming. I guess the selection of the sensors will be critical? engine temp, rev, oil pressure, fuel etc...any suguestions please...thanks
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Re: program to display sensors from adc-16

Postby PeterF » Sun Dec 27, 2009 5:53 pm

If you are using the ADC-16 you will have to use PicoLog to drive it and PicoLog does not have an Analogue or Digital meter style of display. It can only give you a graph or a spreadsheet. You will have to select your sensors such that all outputs are in the range +/- 2.5 V to suit the ADC-16 input. Finally, please be aware that the fastest an ADC-16 can sample is 1.5 samples per second, per channel, so with multiple channels the refresh time will be slow.
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